The origami kusudama flower is undeniably beautiful and appears complex and difficult to make, but surprisingly there are only a few steps to it. However, you do need a total of five pieces of paper because this flower is actually made up of five petals. Each petal is made with one sheet of paper. This means you will also need glue. Ready? Let's get started.
|Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper with color side down, but if you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
|Step 2: Fold the paper into a triangle by folding the bottom corner to the top corner.
|Step 3: Fold the triangle into a diamond by folding the left and right corners to the top.
|Step 4: Take the flaps you just folded and fold them outward to the left and right edges of the diamond.
|Step 5: Unfold the left side and insert a finger into the pocket of that flap, then squash down as shown.
|Step 6: Repeat step 5 for the right side as well so that you have two squashed sides.
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